Choral services

Sung prayer has been offered in Westminster Abbey nearly every day for over a thousand years. Today, services are sung daily during term time by the world-renowned Choir of Westminster Abbey, and by visiting choirs when the Abbey Choir is in recess.

The music sung ranges from Gregorian chant dating from the first millennium to contemporary music and encompasses the remarkable richness and variety of the Anglican choral tradition.

This week's choral services

25th September - 1st October 2022
Sunday, 25th September 2022
Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity
10.00am Matins St Margaret's Church
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Clucas Keep me as the apple of an eye
Leighton Responses
Gibbons Short Service
Rheinberger Intermezzo (Sonata VI in E flat minor Op 119)

Preacher: The Right Reverend Anthony Ball Canon of Westminster and Rector of St Margaret's Church

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11.15am Sung Eucharist Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Mozart Missa brevis in C K220 'Spatzenmesse'
Rossini O salutaris hostia
Mozart Fantasia in F K608

Preacher: The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle MBE Dean of Westminster

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3.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Clucas Keep me as the apple of an eye
Leighton Responses
Blair in B minor
Haydn The heavens are telling
Alain Luttes (Trois danses)

Preacher: The Reverend David Stanton Canon in Residence

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Monday, 26th September 2022
Wilson Carlile, founder of the Church Army, 1942
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choristers

plainsong Te lucis ante terminum
plainsong Responses
Moore Second Service
Purcell An Evening Hymn

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Tuesday, 27th September 2022
Vincent de Paul, founder of the Congregation of the Mission, 1660
5.00pm Evensong Quire
attended by HE The High Commissioner for Botswana

Farrant Lord, for thy tender mercy's sake
Ayleward Responses
Morley First Service
Gibbons Great Lord of lords

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Thursday, 29th September 2022
ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS
5.00pm Sung Eucharist Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Victoria Missa Vidi speciosam
Tippett Plebs angelica
Vierne Final (Symphonie I)

Preacher: The Reverend Mark Birch Precentor

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Friday, 30th September 2022
St Jerome, translator of the Scriptures, teacher of the faith, 420
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

attr Farrant Lord, for thy tender mercy's sake
Ayleward Responses
Tomkins Second Service
Byrd Prevent us, O Lord

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Saturday, 1st October 2022
Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, social reformer, 1885
Thérèse of Lisieux, religious, 1897
3.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

attr Farrant Lord, for thy tender mercy's sake
Ayleward Responses
Howells Westminster Service
Howells A Hymn for St Cecilia
Howells Rhapsody II

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Everyone is welcome at these services, free of charge. Security checks are in place upon entry.